The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have company atop the Canadian Football League’s East Division. Winnipeg’s fourth quarter comeback came up one yard short on Friday night at Canad Inns Stadium. Alex Brink was stopped twice in the final eight seconds trying to sneak in from the Montreal one-yard line as the Blue Bombers dropped a 32-26 decision to the Alouettes.
Winnipeg rallied from a 32-13 deficit with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns. Brink found Clarence Denmark with a 25 yard td pass and Chris Garrett scampered 32 yards for a major with 2:34 remaining. The Bombers got the chance for the victory when Montreal cornerback Greg Laybourn was called for forward pass interference on Greg Carr in the Alouettes endzone. The ball was spotted on the Montreal one yard line were Brink was stopped twice.
Winnipeg head coach Paul LaPolice talked about the final play of the game.
Brink completed 24 of 40 for 326 yards and one touchdown. Brink also threw two interceptions and had a fumble.
Winnipeg receiver Terrence Edwards talked about the loss.
Winnipeg’s first major was put on the board by the Blue Bombers specialty team. James Green blocked Sean Whyte’s punt and Henoc Muamba, the first overall selection in the 2011 Canadian Football League Draft, recovered the football and ran 52 yards for a touchdown with 16 seconds left in the third quarter.
Montreal quarterback Anthony Calvillo threw touchdown passes to Dahrran Diedrick, Jamel Richardson and S.J. Green. The defending Grey Cup champions share first place in the CFL East with Winnipeg as both teams have identical 8-5 records. The Blue Bombers next game is Friday, October 7th in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats.